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Rangers Had A 2015 To Remember, And Forget



    Rangers Had A 2015 To Remember, And Forget
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    TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws his bat up in the air after he hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers in game five of the American League Division Series at Rogers Centre on October 14, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

    Lots of highs from the Rangers’ 2015. And, unfortunately, a couple of epic lows.

    The good news is that two of their games made Yahoo!’s Top 10 Games of 2015. Bad news? Yep, both losses.

    No. 8 on the list was the Rangers’ collapse against the Angels in Game No. 161. With a four-run lead heading into the 9th inning it seemed inevitable that Texas would clinch on the glorious afternoon of Oct. 3. But starting a rally with back-to-back homers against fatigued closer Shawn Tolleson, the Angels rallied for five runs in an 11-10 win. The Rangers closed the deal the following day, but in not nearly as dramatic fashion.

    And, of course, not surprising that the Rangers’ Game 5 ALDS loss to the Blue Jays topped the list at No. 1. Sure enough, the 7th-inning collapse — punctuated by Jose Bautista’s exaggerated bat flip — was baseball’s most memorable game of the season. Tie game at 2-2 in top of the 7th before Rougned Odor raced home with the go-ahead run on a crazy, deflected catcher’s throw back to the pitcher. And then … well, you know. No need to recall the three errors and the gut-wrenching loss.

    A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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